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This blog offers an international look at the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Indeed, campaigners worldwide are fascinated with American election campaigns. We observe relentless paid television advertising, straight-forward attack spots, sophisticated targeting and record-breaking fundraising. One cannot – and should not – simply copy paste American campaign techniques. However, campaigners out there in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia can get a lot of inspiration and specific takeaways from the most professional campaign in the world. This is the purpose of this blog.

Every Serious Election Campaign Should Start with a Baseline Survey

Every serious election campaign should start with a baseline survey. Period. I always tell my clients: "If you don’t know where you started, how do you know you’re making progress? Or making enough progress?" Yet, some want to “go around” first and spread campaign communication before taking a baseline survey. It’s like a pilot saying: “I don’t need the navigation system to start. I’ll turn it on once I’m in the sky and no longer know where I am.” Good luck with that!

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